28 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 09.14
Decision may come soon on
New Mexico course
The contract expires this month at Coyote del
Malpais Golf Course in Grants, N.M. The mayor hasn't
exactly been a proponent of renewing it, according to
the Cibola Beacon. www.cibolabeacon.com/news/
Drought issues in the
California isn't alone when it comes to drought
problems. Southern Oregon also has encountered is
sues — golf courses — included, as uncovered by the
Mail Tribune in Medford. Six golf courses in the area
are affected. www.mailtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/
Iowa casino bets on
2015 course opening
A new golf course at Grand Falls Casino in Larch-
wood, Iowa, may have looked like it was ready to open
this year but that won't happen, according to KDLT.
com. The Course will be called The Falls. www.kdlt.
New use for closed
New York course
Dix Hills Golf Club closed last year. The nine-
hole facility now is expected to be the site for homes
that could be priced in the millions, Newsday re
Amateur championship takes place there.
The Upper Course will be used for stroke play quali
fying; the Lower Course will be the course for companion
stroke play. Mark D. Kuhns, CGCS, is director of grounds at
Baltusrol and a 34-year member of GCSAA. Kuhns served
as GCSAA president in 2009.
Baltusrol has hosted seven U.S. Opens, which is sec
ond only to Oakmont. Jack Nicklaus won two of his four
U.S. Opens at Baltusrol.
Bernhard receives honor
Stephen Bernhard added another title to his name: Master.
Bernhard, executive chairman of England-based
Bernhard and Co., recently took over from the Earl of Wes-
sex as Master of the Worshipful Company of Gardeners,
which is one of 110 livery companies in London dating
back to 1345.
Such trade and craft associations are prevalent
throughout Europe. The city of London companies, known
as the Livery, are unique in their survival, number and di
versity. Livery companies foster their various professions,
crafts and trades as well as serving their community.
Bernhard has been part of the Worshipful Company of
Gardeners for more than three decades. He follows in the
footsteps of his father, Jeffrey.
Old Tom Morris book author
Golf historian Roger McStravick needs help in pub-
lishing his book, "St. Andrews — In the Footsteps of Old
McStravick, who resides in St. Andrews, launched a
campaign to raise $38,000 to publish and produce 2,000
books, with an anticipated release of late fall. A pledge of
$8,500 will reward the frst donor with use of a two-bed
room house for seven days during the 2015 British Open
championship at the Old Course plus a personal tour of the
town and lunch in the St. Andrews Club that overlooks the
18th green at St. Andrews.
For three years, McStravick researched the University
of St. Andrews' golf collection for the book, which includes
rare and unpublished photos and unknown stories about
the Old Course, including the naming of its bunkers.
To make a donation, visit https://www.kickstarter.
Eric Swenson @foridiansup
Double-backtrack fairways this week
@ -0.200". pic.twitter.com/yVteVm
East lake Agronomy @eastlake1904_
New pine straw being applied to beds. @
Jacob Gordon @hhgcsuper
He's just going to stand there and get
Adam Garr @Superin10dent
4.5" rain, the second highest total ever
in SE Michigan.
Dan Grogan @purdueturfy
Bermuda tee has been thriving the past
few weeks. A little hairy after 2 days w/o
a cut. #cleanliving
We want to help restore & maintain
vibrant rural communities & enable
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Mark Prieur @markprieur
Any idea what the heck these things
are? Where's the entomologist when u
Ridgewood CC Grounds @RCC_
Grounds Ash all over the course this
morning. I wonder where the fre was
Terry Davio @terrydavio
I love it when the greens are getting dry
enough to need irrigation and there's a
guaranteed rain event on the way.
Christian Kuhn @kuhn_c
@SuperProblems Blown decoders from
direct lightning hit. 45 and counting.